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Dangerous Goods

Civil Aviation Regulations place restrictions on some personal items that, when transported by air, can put people’s health, safety or property at risk – commonly referred to as Dangerous Goods.

The carriage of prohibited Dangerous Goods on board Pelican Airlines aircraft, intentional or otherwise, is illegal and may result in prosecution and severe penalties.

The following items are NOT permitted on board a Pelican Airlines aircraft under any circumstances;

  • Petrol or gas engine equipment either new or used such as a chainsaw, lawn mower, trimmer
  • Self-Balancing Boards
  • Cigarette lighters with blue flame and cigar lighters
  • Spillable batteries
  • Gas cylinders or cartridges
  • ‘Strike anywhere’ matches
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives such as fireworks, flares, sparklers, party poppers
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as paint, lighter fluid, thinners, lacquer, fuels
  • Bleaching powders and peroxides
  • Poisons such as weed killers, insecticides,
  • Pool cleaning products
  • Flammable solids such as fire starters, moth balls
  • Fertilizers
  • Fibre glass repair kits and resins
  • ‘Meals ready to eat’ (MRE)
  • Copra (coconut meal)

Some Dangerous Goods are permitted to travel on board Pelican Airlines aircraft provided the requirements outlined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Table 2.3.A are met. In some cases prior approval from Pelican Airlines will be required. The following information summarises those requirements.

More information about the carriage of Dangerous Goods, can also be found on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website, download the CASA Can I pack that? Dangerous Goods App or CONTACT our Flight Operations team.

UPDATED: Self-balancing boards

The carriage of 'self-balancing boards' (also known as; hover boards, air boards, smart scooters, mini Segways, air wheels, uni wheels etc) is not permitted on Pelican Airlines flights as either checked or carry-on (inc Green Tag) baggage.

This page last updated 29-08-2016

Aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use.

Permitted in or as checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

When in retail packagings, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 L, with a total net quantity per person of 5L.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Ammunition securely packaged (in Div. 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 only), in quantities not exceeding 5 kg gross weight per person for that person’s own use. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages.

Firearms must be unloaded and packed in a locked case.

All ammunition and firearms must be declared at check-in and a valid firearms license presented.

Pelican Airlines requires 48hrs notice for the carriage of Ammunition and/or Firearms

Permitted in or as checked baggage

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Limit one (1) per person, containing a cylinder of compressed gas in Div. 2.2. May also be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing less than 200mg net of Div. 1.4S. The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

Permitted in or as carry-on baggage or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Provided that the battery is disconnected, the battery terminals are protected from short circuits and the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid.

NOTE: Due to baggage storage space limitations on our aircraft, please contact our Bookings team to discuss your requirements

Permitted in or as checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Camping stoves and fuel containers for camping stoves that have contained a flammable liquid fuel may be carried provided the fuel tank of the camping stove, and/or fuel container has been completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger.

Permitted in or as checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES - You will be required to complete the 'Liquid Fuel Stove/Container Declaration' form prior to the item being accepted for carriage.

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

In quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person when used to pack perishables, provided the baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

When carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage.

Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person.

NOT PERMITTED

eCigarettes or electronic cigarettes are a Portable Electronic Device used in place of a lighted cigarette for the inhalation of nicotine vapours.

Applicable safety requirements relating to the carriage of Spare Lithium batteries apply.

Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals; e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or by placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch).

NOTE: The use of e-Cigarettes IS NOT permitted on board Pelican Airlines aircraft

Permitted on one’s person

NOT Permitted in carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

When in retail packaging intended for personal or home use.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders) powered by fuel cell systems, and spare fuel cartridges may be carried provided:

  • The fuel cell complies with IEC PAS 62282-61 Ed. 1 (and marked accordingly)
  • Fuel cell cartridges must not be refillable by the user
  • the maximum quantity of fuel in any fuel cell cartridge must not exceed:
    (a) for liquids, 200mL
    (b) for liquefied gases, 120mL for non metallic fuel cell cartridges or 200mL for metal fuel cell cartridges;
  • no more than two spare fuel cartridges may be carried by a passenger

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Up to one (1) per passenger, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Heat producing articles such as battery operated equipment, underwater torches and soldering equipment, which if accidentally activated will generate extreme heat and may cause fire, may be carried in carry on baggage only.

The heat producing component, or the energy source, must be removed so as to prevent unintentional functioning during transport.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Insulated packaging’s containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen is fully absorbed in a porous material and intended for the transport, at low temperature of non-dangerous products, are permitted provided the design of the insulated packaging would not allow the build-up of pressure within the container and would not permit the release of any refrigerated liquid nitrogen irrespective of the orientation of the packaging.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

One self-inflating life jacket, with up to two (2) small cylinders containing carbon dioxide (or other suitable gas in Division 2.2) fitted into a life jacket, and up to two (2) spare cartridges per person

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Lithium ion battery powered equipment containing batteries over 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh.

Battery must remain installed in the equipment and ON/OFF switch must be protected

View - 'Traveling with Lithium Batteries' for more information

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

NOTE: Self-balancing boards, including those powered by Lithium ion batteries are NOT permitted on board Pelican Airlines aircraft

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Strong Magnets or items with a strong magnetic field are NOT permitted

Weak Magnets - such as fridge, pillow, homeopathic and signs are permitted

View - 'Traveling with Lithium Batteries' for more information

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Non-infectious specimens packed with small quantities of flammable liquid must meet special provision A180. See reference 2.3.5.14 within the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact Pelican Airlines for further information.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders required for medical use. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg gross weight.

NOTE: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Permeation Devices Must meet special provisions A41 (See 2.3.5.16 for details within the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations) or contact Pelican Airlines for further information

Permitted in or as checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Portable electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, such as watches, calculating machines, cameras, cellular phones, lap-top computers, camcorders etc., when carried by passengers or crew for personal use.

View - 'Traveling with Lithium Batteries' for more information

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage, or on one's person

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries, batteries must meet special provision A67 and must be 12 V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried (see reference 2.3.5.13 within the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact Pelican Airlines for further information)

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Portable medical electronic devices (Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Nebulizer, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), etc.) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries may be carried (see reference 2.3.3.3 within the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact Pelican Airlines for further information)

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person, or radio pharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of medical treatment.

Permitted on one's person

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Safety matches (one small packet) or a cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person.

Note: “Strike anywhere” matches, “Blue Flame” or “Cigar” lighters are forbidden.

Permitted on one's person only - Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one’s person or in checked or carry-on baggage.

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

NOTE: Smoking IS NOT permitted at anytime on board Pelican Airlines aircraft

Security-type attache cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material, except as provided in 2.3.2.6 are NOT PERMITTED

The carriage of 'self-balancing boards' (also known as; hover boards, air boards, smart scooters, mini Segways, air wheels, uni wheels etc) IS NOT permitted on Pelican Airlines flights as either checked or carry-on (inc Green Tag) baggage.

Small non-flammable gas cylinders, containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2. Up to two (2) small cylinders fitted into a life jacket, and up to two (2) spare cartridges per person, not more than four (4) cylinders up to 50 mL water capacity for other devices.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage, or on one's person

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

All spare batteries, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for such portable electronic devices must be carried in manner that ensures batteries are individually protected to prevent short circuits.

Permitted in or as carry-on baggage or on one's person

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

Spare lithium ion batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices. Maximum of two spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.

Permitted in or as carry-on baggage or on one's person

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

View - 'Traveling with Lithium Batteries' for more information

Mercury barometer or thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency (see reference 2.3.3.1 within the current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or contact Pelican Airlines for further information).

Permitted in or as carry-on baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: YES

Contact our Bookings team on 02 4965 0111 or e-mail bookings@flypelican.com.au

Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol.

The total net quantity of all above mentioned articles must not exceed 2kg or 2 L, and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5kg or 0.5 L. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.

Permitted in or as carry-on or checked baggage

Pelican Airlines Approval Required: NO

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